During WWII and until about 1950, Coro contracted Taller Borda Silversmiths, owned by Hector Aquilar, to produce jewelry out of Mexico in response to the shortage of metals in the US. The pieces are spectacular and an interpretation of 40s style that is uniquely Mexican. This jewelry was not patented as it wasn't created by Coro's designers.
Hector Aguilar had previously worked for Spratling's "Las Delicias" before opening his own studio.
Date(s): October 7, 2003. Album by Luda Tovey. 1 - 10 of 10 Total. 9082 Visits.
enlarge 35KB, 640x513 1 Coro Mexico Very large, 5" brooch with unfoiled rhinestone. Luda Tovey Collection
enlarge 59KB, 606x640 2 Mark: Made in Mexico - Coro - Silver
enlarge 70KB, 640x584 3 Coro Mexico Although this brooch is signed Coro, an identical one is pictured on p.450 of Bell's 6th edition which is marked with a conjoined HA for Hector Aquilar. The design is attributed to his most famous designer, Valentin Vidaureta. Courtesy Connie of Jewelaria.com
enlarge 67KB, 640x640 4 Coro Mexico back Back of preceding brooch.
enlarge 38KB, 640x480 5 Coro Mexico Courtesy David of D & A Vintage Jewelry and More on Ruby Lane
enlarge 70KB, 640x532 6 Coro Mexico Courtesy Cheri Van Hoover of Milky Way Jewels
enlarge 38KB, 640x345 7 Coro Mexico Bracelet Courtesy Susan of Eureka I Found It Antiques & Collectibles
enlarge 57KB, 640x629 8 Coro Mexico.Bracelet Mark on bracelet